The National Green Tribunal recently ordered a ban on pressure horns and modified exhausts in Delhi. The next day, people seemed to be very ignorant and as soon as that made news, cops have started cracking down offenders. The police have so far booked 800 cases.
On Tuesday, 392 drivers were booked by the traffic police for using pressure horns and 41 drivers were booked for running vehicles with modified exhausts. On Thursday, 400 more offenders were booked.
There are a total of 56 'no tolerance zones' in Delhi and police say prosecution was low because there were other violations to take care of. The police admit saying that it is difficult to implement the ban due to lack of equipment and manpower.
The police receive an average of 40 complaints about noise pollution in residential areas, and a fine of Rs. 100 is hardly anything if the police want to implement a rule. According to Ved Pal Arya, a RTI activist, the traffic police have 15 noise meters deployed around the city.